Munster Support Nominated Charities On St Stephen’s Day
22nd December 2016 By Munster Rugby
In supporting this season’s nominated charities, Diabetes Ireland and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, one euro from each match programme sold at Munster’s St. Stephen’s Day encounter with Leinster will be donated to these worthy causes.
In keeping with previous years the round 11 Guinness PRO12 Interpro fixture has been nominated as Munster's official “Charity Match”.
During half-time, representatives from Diabetes Ireland and Alzheimer Society of Ireland will each be presented with a signed Munster jersey.
Match programmes will be on sale in Thomond Park on matchday and cost €;5, with €;1 from each match programme sold donated to the respective charities.
Across the season Munster Rugby is working closely with their nominated charities, providing them with active support on specific projects and helping them raise awareness and funds for projects in Ireland, and abroad with Haven Partnership (International charity).
Claire Cooke, Munster Rugby CSR Project Manager commented, “This season we hope to make a real difference for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Diabetes Ireland and Haven.
“With so many deserving charities it is always a difficult process in selecting the nominated charities each season and where possible we will continue to support additional charity initiatives.
“As with every season our objective is to increase awareness and raise funds for our nominated charities who do such wonderful work in Munster, Ireland and abroad.”
Alzheimer Society of Ireland
The ASI is the leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland working across the country in the heart of local communities providing dementia specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers.
Their vision is an Ireland where no one goes through dementia alone and where policies and services respond appropriately to the person with dementia and their carers, at the times they need support.
A national non-profit organisation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is person centred, rights-based and grassroots led with the voice of the person with dementia and their carer at its core.
Since 1967, Diabetes Ireland has been the national charity dedicated to helping people with diabetes. They achieve this by providing support, education and motivation to everyone affected by diabetes. Diabetes Ireland also raises public awareness of diabetes and funds research into finding a cure for diabetes.
There are over 225,000 people in Ireland with diabetes. Through over 220 local free public meetings/events/screenings/ education courses per year Diabetes Ireland supports these people on all aspects of their diabetes management and educate the wider community.